Hi Everybody !! Yesterday I picked-up my first DVD/HDD recorder Sony HX710! I have to unpack it install and connect to my SONY stuff (list below). Hope not to have bad surprises but I should not, I had downloaded the HX900/1000 operating manuals and from what I saw in the 710 op manual it seems there are some improvement (still no real flex recording...). I promise I'll let you know everything you want to know about this unit. greetings, Timur P.S.: this is all my equipment 1° SYSTEM (Audio/video multichannel, all European models) : Amp TA-VA777ES, dsp SDP-EP90ES, tape TC-K590, equalizer SEQ-711, cd CDP-XA720, tuner ST-SA5ES, dvd DVP-NS999ES, vcr SLV-E710VP, tv KV-25E1A, dtt stb HUMAX DTT-4000 console PSX & PS2, front BOSE 301 III, center B&W CC6 S2, rear B&W LM-1, MONSTER and OEHLBACH wiring. 2° SYSTEM (2 Channel only for now , all in black finish) : preamp TA-E9000ES (black USA version), poweramp TA-N9000ES (gold European version , BTL driving B&W 604 S2), cd CDP-XA30ES, md MDS-JA20ES, front B&W DM 604 S2, VAN DEN HULL D-352 HIBRID cable(amp to speakers) ,D-300 III (pre to power amp), MONSTER M550i (CD variable output connected to extra 2ch of power amp). Headphones MDR-V5 , MDR-CD999 and MDR-CD555. MASTER LCD REMOTE Sony RM-AV2100 (USA version).